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APSU Governors Football loses to Chattanooga Mocs 42-6

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Chattanooga scored on its last possession of the first half and the first three times it touched the ball in the second as the Mocs rolled to a 42-6 victory against Austin Peay State University, Saturday, ruining the debut of new Governors Stadium.

The loss left APSU 0-2 on the season while Chattanooga, the Southern Conference favorite, recorded its first victory after two difficult early-season losses.

Austin Peay Football falls to Chattanooga 42-6.

Austin Peay Football falls to Chattanooga 42-6.

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Van Kirk and Williams Lead Day 1 Of Mayor’s Classic Golf Tournament

 

Clarksville, TN – Over 80 golfers teed off in unseasonably cool weather Saturday morning at Swan Lake Golf Course to compete in the 2014 Mayor’s Golf Classic. The two day event features both young and older golfers vying for the top spot in two divisions, open and senior.

At the end of day 1 several seniors earned bragging rights with the top scores. Brad Van Kirk led all seniors and 99 percent of the field with a three under 68.

Van Kirk was last year’s Senior Tournament of Champions winner and has been red hot this summer winning three events including his first non-senior division tournament title, the Clarksville City Amateur Golf Tournament.

Brad Van Kirk and Payton Williams among the leaders of Mayor's Golf Classic (Michael Rios/Clarksville Sports Network)

Brad Van Kirk and Payton Williams among the leaders of Mayor’s Golf Classic (Michael Rios/Clarksville Sports Network)

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Clarksville Riverfest gets dazzled by Magician Russ Nowack

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – Clarksville Riverfest patrons got a taste of slight of hand and illusion Saturday, September 6th by magician Russ Nowack. From the rings to the disappearing silk handkerchief, Nowack amazed and mesmerized the adults and kids alike with his feats of magic on the Riverfest River of Culture Stage.

With his people skills, he was able draw the audience into his act and had them participating as well.

Magician Russ Nowack performing at the 2014 Clarksville Riverfest Festival.

Magician Russ Nowack performing at the 2014 Clarksville Riverfest Festival.

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Austin Peay State University Women’s Volleyball plays tough in loss to Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

 

APSU Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBowling Green, KY – Through nearly two full sets Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team had the run of play, but could not hold off a homestanding Western Kentucky squad in a four-set loss (25-23, 21-25, 21-25, 18-25), in its final match of the Holiday Inn University Plaza Invitational at E.A. Diddle Arena.

Austin Peay Junior April Adams was named to the all-tournament team. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Junior April Adams was named to the all-tournament team. (APSU Sports Information)

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office solves 14 Burglaries after Suspects arrested

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office solved 14 burglaries near the Liberty Park Subdivision after apprehending the suspects late last night during surveillance.

“They were hitting us hard out there – 12 vehicle and 2 house burglaries – so we were being vigilant,” said Investigator Geoffrey Blanchard. “I was out talking to a homeowner in the area around 10:00pm when I noticed a truck matching the description of a suspect vehicle.”

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Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler visits Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – With the current drawdown and budget restraints, can the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) still produce Soldiers ready to engage the enemy and win? “Absolutely.”

That was the response given by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, when the question was asked during his visit to Fort Campbell, September 3rd-5th. Chandler came to meet with Soldiers and families to scout and hear what their issues and concerns were, in order to bring that information back to the Secretary of the Army John McHugh and the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III renders a hand salute as the colors are being posted during the 555th Parachute Infantry Association monument dedication, Sept. 4, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III renders a hand salute as the colors are being posted during the 555th Parachute Infantry Association monument dedication, Sept. 4, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Funchess, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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Fort Defiance to host “Sevier Days” pre-Civil War event

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, is excited to present “Sevier Days,” an 18th century, pre-Civil War event, Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

This event will focus on the historical frontier and colonial period of Clarksville and will feature reenactors, flintlock musket firing demonstrations, a flint knapper making Indian arrowheads, and an authentic blacksmith operation and frontier camp life.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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Rossview Hawks run game shreds Stratford Spartans’ defense in 55-12 blowout victory

 

Rossview High School HawksClarksville, TN – Rossview High School’s running attack went through, around and over the Stratford High School defense, Friday, September 12th, with the Hawks totaling 505 yards on the ground in a 55-12 blowout victory over the Spartans.

Isaiah Johnson would lead the way for Rossview (2-2), with the senior running back finished the night with 251 yards on 18 carries – including touchdown runs of 43- and 4-yards.

In fact, his 43-yard run for a score — for a 6-0 lead — was the first touchdown of the night for the Hawks, which came on their second drive of the game after the defense had forced a punt by the Spartans from their eight-yard line.

Rossview dominates Stratford 52-12. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

Rossview dominates Stratford 52-12. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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Northeast Eagles Shutout in Home Opener by Smyrna Bulldogs 44-0

 

Northeast High School EaglesClarksville, TN – After opening the season with three straight road losses, the Northeast Eagles football team were hoping to turn things around at their home opener against the Smyrna Bulldogs Friday night.

However, the Bulldogs proved the proverb, “The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry,” applies to Eagles as well.

They shutout the Eagles 44-0.

Northeast Eagles shutout by Smyrna in home opener. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

Northeast Eagles shutout by Smyrna in home opener. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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U.S. Senate Passes Legislation Co-sponsored by Lamar Alexander to Improve Emergency Medical Care for More than 600,000 Tennessee Children Every Year

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) announced that the Senate unanimously passed the Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act, legislation he cosponsored to improve emergency medical services for more than 600,000 Tennessee children every year.

This year, the National Pediatric Readiness Assessment ranked Tennessee highest among all states in the ability of its hospital emergency departments to take care of children with emergency conditions.

Lamar Alexander

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